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Victorian justice records which show how the harsh punishments were given to women criminals – such as five years in jail for stealing one rasher of bacon – have been published online for the first time. Harsh Punisher, First Time, Harsh Justice, Victorian Time, Victorian Women, Bacon Ndash, Criminal Records, Jail, Victorian Justice
Thirteen-year-old James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days hard labor for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for three years.
Isabella Smith was sentenced to six weeks for stealing poultry. | 26 Fascinating Mug Shots Of Criminals In The1870s
Mary Catherine Docherty aged 14, sentenced to 7 days hard labour for stealing iron. Was born in Newcastle and described as having red hair and blue eyes. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums